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Below is the latest news and analysis about recent activities of Abu Dhabi Investors. For a full list of Abu Dhabi Investors you can check the Middle East Investors Directory which has been published since 2007 and contains listing and email addresses of Abu Dhabi Investors as well as other investor from the region.



 Abu Dhabi fund buys 31 Accor hotels in Australia for $740 million

adia-aus.jpgAbu Dhabi Investment Authority has acquired Australia’s largest hotels owner, Tourism Asset Holdings, for $740 million - adding 31 properties to its real estate portfolio.

The portfolio is and will continue to be operated by Accor and includes hotel brands such as Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget. The transaction was valued at about $740 million, the Australian newspaper and the Australian Financial Review newspapers reported.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD43.

More details follows




 Abu Dhabi and Qatar funds front-runners to acquire 42 Marriott hotels for $1 billion

adia-qia.jpgAbu Dhabi and Qatar Sovereign wealth funds are front-runners to acquire 42 U.K.-based Marriott hotels for around $1 billion USD - the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Press reports Sunday said the Qatar Investment Authority, which is working on a deal with Blue Coast, an Indian hotels chain, had outbid the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, but that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority believed it could execute the deal more quickly. The auction, which has been running for several months, is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.

Qatar Investment Authority is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD44. ADIA is listed with the code BD43.




 Gulf Capital to buy stake in consulting firm for $27 million

gulfcapital-reach.jpgAbu Dhabi-based private equity firm Gulf Capital is in the final stage of acquiring close to 80 per cent of regional consultancy firm Reach Group - Reuters is reporting.

The deal may be valued at around $27 million (Dh100 million), according to the source. Gulf Capital will be closing the transaction during the first quarter this year through its $533 million Private Equity Fund II, one of the sources said.

Gulf Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR26.

More details follows from Reuters




 Gulf Capital launched a credit fund targeting $250-$300 million

GulfCap.jpgAbu Dhabi based Gulf Capital, an alternative asset management firm, announced the launch of a new regional credit business that will focus on providing liquidity for regional companies and acquisition finance for private equity firms in the Middle East and Turkey.

Unlike traditional asset-based lenders, the financing provided could be based on the cash flows generated by the borrower. It will be launched by the end of the year following the regulators' approval.

Gulf Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR26.

More details follows:




 Abu Dhabi's Alpha Investment sues Zynga for right over $12.87m shares deal

zynga.pngZynga Inc, the biggest maker of online games for Facebook, was sued by an Abu Dhabi-based investment firm that claims it is being denied the chance to purchase a stake in the company - the Bloomberg is reporting.

Alpha Investment has a contract to buy one million shares of closely held Zynga from Andrew Trader, a former executive at the gamemaker, Alpha claimed in a complaint filed in Delaware Chancery Court in Wilmington.

To see a listing of Middle East investors similar to Abu Dhabi Alpha Investments, check our Middle East Investors Directory

More details from the Bloomberg follows




 UAE investor Mubadala to take full control of John Buck real estate venture

mubadala-johnbuck.pngAbu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala will acquire the remaining 49 percent of a property joint venture it formed with US developer John Buck and will integrate the company into its existing real estate businesses.

Mubadala owns 24.9 percent of the parent company "John Buck Company", a property investment, development and management firm based in Chicago.

Mubadala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code EM14.

More details follows from Arabian Business and CNBC




 UAE Investors acquired 9% stake in a NYC merchant bank

mubadala-raine.jpgMubadala Development Company, the investment arm of Abu Dhabi acquired a 9% stake in Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank, as they seek to capitalize on emerging investment opportunities in the media, entertainment and sports ("MES") sectors around the world.

Raine has also secured exclusive relationships with William Morris Endeavor ("WME"), an entertainment agency. In addition to Mubadala and WME, Raine’s investors also include private equity pioneer Ted Forstmann. Abu Dhabi and Mubadala could help to shape the sports and entertainment sectors as the industry continues to change and grow through new technologies and geographies.

Mubadala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code EM14.

Their full release follows




 Abu Dhabi Invest Ad raising $400 million private equity fund

investad.jpgInvest AD, the Abu Dhabi based investment firm, is seeking to raise $325 million from third-party investors for a $400 million private equity fund that will invest in North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) - the Reuters is reporting.

Invest AD, which has seed capital of $75 million from the Abu Dhabi government for its second MENA fund, hopes to achieve a first closing of at least $200 million. As we reported before, it has already invested 75 million in Turkish logistics firm EKOL which will be injected into the new PE fund.

Invest AD is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD46.

Check the Reuters story below



More from Abu Dhabi Investors ...


  Gulf Capital closes its latest fund at $533 million

  Abu Dhabi investors acquired 75.1% stake in Greek Skaramangas shipyards

  Abu Dhabi investors sold their Bangladesh telecom stake

  Abu Dhabi investors acquired 10.8% of Hyatt Hotels

  Middle East private equity firms have $11-$13 billion to invest

  Abu Dhabi fund invested $75 million in Turkey's logistics firm

  Japan seeks investment from UAE sovereign wealth funds

  Al Ain International Group's Abu Dhabi MAR to invest in German shipbuilding firm

  Abu Dhabi invested in California-based private jet firm

  Abu Dhabi investment firm plans $1 billion acquisitions - WSJ

  Abu Dhabi investment firm launches $400 million private equity fund

  Abu Dhabi invested in Vevo, the US-based media company

  Abu Dhabi Investors invested $328 million in Brazil entity of Santander

  Abu Dhabi Investors to Buy Singapore's Chipmaker for $1.8 billion

  Abu Dhabi Investor bought English Premier League Club

  Abu Dhabi subsidiary firm buys Dutch oil firm for $404 million

  Abu Dhabi Investors fund to invest in European real estate

  Aabar Investments and Austrian firm establishing joint investment company




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